Sunderland Manager Paolo Di Canio Is Walking A Tightrope
Sunderland Manager Paolo Di Canio Is Walking A Tightrope

  Since he burst controversially into the Stadium of Light dugout, Paolo di Canio has been box office. His knee sliding, air punching celebrations have endeared him to the Sunderland faithful but his latest press conference has placed him on a narrow, treacherous path as we head into the summer […]

Is Enough Being Done to Promote Tolerance in Soccer?
Is Enough Being Done to Promote Tolerance in Soccer?

The world has another homosexual professional footballer. Robbie Rogers, the former U.S.A. international and Leeds player has revealed via a well-written statement on his website, that he is gay and that he is now to step away from the game to discover his identity outside of soccer. I wish him […]

Who Are Your Favorite Pundits in the Premier League?
Who Are Your Favorite Pundits in the Premier League?

Turn on your TV to watch a game anywhere in the world and the chances are that you will soon see the face of an ex-footballer attempting to share his knowledge of the game with you. Except that all too often it appears as though that knowledge, or at the […]

Why I Agree With Alan Davies that Liverpool Should Play on April 15
Why I Agree With Alan Davies that Liverpool Should Play on April 15

In this Internet-fueled world, we are led to believe that we have never been so free. Free to get our information from wherever we want and apparently free to voice our opinions in ways that simply were not possible before the invention of the World Wide Web. This was great […]

Premier League Racism Scandal Has Made Everyone Look Bad
Premier League Racism Scandal Has Made Everyone Look Bad

One of the most depressing things to have emerged from the racism scandal that has threatened to overshadow large parts of the Premier League season is the loyalty blindness that has affected large amounts of fans throughout the league. The boos that rained down on Patrice Evra and Anton Ferdinand […]

If You Were Yakubu, What Would You Have Done?
If You Were Yakubu, What Would You Have Done?

Wigan against Blackburn on a cold November afternoon. Normally not a game that would catch my imagination and certainly not one that prior to this weekend I imagined myself writing about come the start of the week. But one incident has really got me thinking about the way that we […]

Niall Quinn Has Nothing to Be Ashamed Of At Sunderland
Niall Quinn Has Nothing to Be Ashamed Of At Sunderland

We are all aware of some of the negative views that people have about our great sport. I even have a fair few of my own. But it is important to occasionally pat our sport on the back and remind ourselves that it would not be the biggest sport in […]

Bendtner To The Rescue to Save Sunderland
Bendtner To The Rescue to Save Sunderland

All does not appear to be well at Sunderland. The shock departure of Asamoah Gyan this week rounded off what has been a horrible first few weeks for Steve Bruce and all involved at the Stadium of Light. This has included a horrible loss to rivals Newcastle and a worrying […]

How Secure is Steve Bruce’s Position at Sunderland?
How Secure is Steve Bruce’s Position at Sunderland?

After overseeing another defeat to their local rivals at the weekend, Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been the focus of some fairly angry rants from fans on forums and websites across the Internet. After the sizeable investment seen over the summer, another day of derby agony was not meant to […]

Why Arsenal and Man City Are Heading In Two Different Directions
Why Arsenal and Man City Are Heading In Two Different Directions

This past weekend saw the next chapter in the tales of two of the most historic clubs in English football. Manchester City took to the Premier League as one of the favorites for the league title and saw their latest new signing Kun Aguero sparkle whilst Arsenal failed to shine […]

2011-12 Premier League Predictions: And The Winner Is . . .
2011-12 Premier League Predictions: And The Winner Is . . .

I always like to avoid cliché and the expected angle whenever I write. However I make an annual exception in the week leading up to the start of the Premier League season when I throw my hat into the predictions ring. If anything, it is a nice excuse for me […]

A Season Of Hope for Premier League Clubs Outside the Sky Six
A Season Of Hope for Premier League Clubs Outside the Sky Six

And so another new Premier League season draws near. In two weeks time we will be in the midst of the first round of fixtures, possibly the most intoxicating time of the season. At no other point for the next nine months will the majority of us feel so full […]